Achatz’ and Beran’s NEXT will accommodate gluten-free diets with Thai menu
Reading this menu brings on the happy tears. I can practically smell every single one of these dishes through my laptop screen, can’t you? AAAaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh……
It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Chef Grant Achatz
, Chef Dave Beran
, and the entire Alinea
team. I’ve eaten at Alinea a number of times: once, before I was diagnosed, and a few times since I’ve had celiac. And, you know what? Their accommodations go above and beyond the call of duty, and the care they put into making people who can’t eat gluten feel normal should be a benchmark for everyone in the industry.
I was sad that I couldn’t eat at Grant’s new venture, Next
, when they first opened with their Paris 1906 menu
, because gluten was not one of the things they could work around. Totally understandable, and I get it. But I had my fingers crossed tighter than a virgin’s legs when they started developing their Tour of Thailand
menu because Thai food, by and large, doesn’t have a lot of gluten in it, so I was hoping they’d be able to work around it.
And, lo and behold, this paragraph appeared in the FAQ on the restaurant’s website a few days ago:
Known and limited food allergies will be accommodated as specified. Personal preferences and dislikes will not. For Tour of Thailand we can accommodate the following allergies when noted at the time of ticket purchase… and only if purchased directly from Next: Gluten Free; No Dairy; No Red Meat. All other allergies including nuts, shellfish, and seafood CANNOT be accommodated with this menu.
BOOM. I am so there.
Hope to see you there!